Mount Bancroft

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Mount Bancroft
Mount Bancroft is located in Colorado
Mount Bancroft
Mount Bancroft
Highest point
Elevation 12,044 ft (3,671 m) [1]
Coordinates 39°50′30″N 105°42′02″W / 39.8416539°N 105.7005598°W / 39.8416539; -105.7005598Coordinates: 39°50′30″N 105°42′02″W / 39.8416539°N 105.7005598°W / 39.8416539; -105.7005598[1]
Location Clear Creek and Grand counties, Colorado, U.S.[1]
Parent range Front Range
Topo map USGS 7.5' map Empire, Colorado

Mount Bancroft is a 12,044 feet (3,671 m) peak in Grand and Clear Creek counties.[1] It is located west of the town of Empire,[1] within a group of mountain peaks called the James Group that also includes Mount Flora, Mount Eva, Parry Peak, James Peak, and Colorado Mines Peak.[2][3]

Mount Bancroft is named for Dr. Frederick J. Bancroft,[4] who is noted for his work in public health and the state's history. The summit was named for the doctor at the request of his son, George Jarvis Bancroft (1873-1945). The decision by the United States Geological Survey to name the summit Mount Bancroft was made on March 7, 1906.[2] Below the summit is Lake Caroline, named for his granddaughter, Caroline Bancroft.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Mount Bancroft". US Geological Survey. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "The Mountains of Grand View". pp. 1, 7. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Parry Peak". Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Marilyn Griggs Riley; Thomas J. Noel (2006). "Caroline Bancroft". High Altitude Attitudes: Six Savvy Colorado Women. Big Earth Publishing. p. 101. ISBN 978-1-55566-375-9.